Shuttle Buses 2021

Long Mynd & Stiperstones Shuttle Buses

Saturday 3rd July – Sunday 26th September

weekends & August Bank Holiday Monday

Explore the Shropshire Hills using our weekend Shuttle service. The buses start in Church Stretton and travel over the Long Mynd and the Stiperstones. Together these ‘hills’ make up the largest area of heathland in the AONB. The National Trust looks after much of the Long Mynd, while the most wildlife-rich and geologically dramatic area of the Stiperstones is managed as a National Nature Reserve by Natural England.


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Shuttle Bus route map

“Absolutely fantastic service on the shuttle buses from Church Stretton. Great stops at Stiperstones etc – knowledgeable and friendly drivers.  well done!!!  A very happy day for us.”

2021 Shuttle timetable

Tickets & Prices  

Please purchase your ticket from the driver when boarding - the bus is cash and concessionary bus cards only. We also offer a season ticket to buy in advance which gives you free travel on the Shuttle Buses.  Well-behaved dogs can travel with their owner at the driver’s discretion.  

DAY ROVER:

  • Adult – £10.00
  • Children under 16 – £4.00
  • Family – £25.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children)

SINGLE TICKETS start from £3.00, and a child (5-15) single ticket is a flat rate of £3.00 for each journey.

SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE please purchase in advance by contacting us at the office.

  • One person season ticket £50
  • Family season ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £75
  • ‘Couples’ season ticket (2 adults) £75

Support

We hope the changes made to the Shuttle service this year will make it financially sustainable for the future. The simple thing you can do to support the service is to use it, share your experiences and encourage your friends and family on board.  You can also donate through our Shuttle Bus Supporter Scheme and help with passenger research and promotion.

The buses are managed by the Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership, with funding support from Shropshire Council, and operated by local bus company Boulton’s of Shropshire.  For further information please contact us.

Popular shuttle stops

Carding Mill Valley The National Trust looks after much of the Long Mynd. Carding Mill Valley is the ideal starting point to find out about the wildlife, history and conservation work on the Mynd. Events and activities are held throughout the year and lots of walks start here.

Church Stretton Set in the heart of the hills.  There are plenty of cafes and interesting shops, including a huge antiques emporium, to browse. Lots of walks start/finish in Church Stretton, which is designated as a Walkers are Welcome town.

Shooting Box, Long Mynd & walks

  • 2 mile walk into Carding Mill Valley. Use the Shuttle Bus to climb onto the Long Mynd and enjoy the down hill walk with breathtaking views.
  • 5 mile walk to Bridges. Jump off at Shooting Box and follow the Portway heading north to join the Shropshire Way, route 8 to Bridges. At Bridges, catch the Shuttle Bus back to Church Stretton.

Bridges, Ratlinghope & walksThe Shuttle Bus stops next to the River Onny and outside the popular Bridges Country Pub (open from noon). There is also a Youth Hostel at Bridges.

Stiperstones National Nature Reserve & walks
This is a wild and atmospheric landscape. The Ordovician ‘Stiperstones Quartzite’, which makes up the ridge was shattered during the last ice age to create the jagged, boulder-strewn landscape seen today.

  • You can walk from the Reserve to the Bog Visitor Centre and enjoy a slice of homemade cake whilst you wait for the next Shuttle Bus. To do this, go through the Reserve gate (which leads up to the Stiperstones ridge) and follow the grassy path on the left which skirts around the ridge. This eventually leads you to a junction – turn left (right leads you up onto the ridge). Go through the gate on the left to reach the road. Cross the road and follow the waymarkers across the field to another gate. Entre the next field and head straight down, following an old hedgeline. Go through the kissing gate and follow path down to the Bog Mine and Visitor Centre.

The Bog Mine and Visitor Centre & walks A warm welcome awaits, along with homemade cakes, local crafts and displays on the wildlife and history of the area.  The following walks start from this Shuttle stop:

  • 4.5 mile Flenny Bank Walk. A shorter walk through scattered mining remains to Shelve, Flenny Back and back.
  • 5.5 mile Bog & Stiperstones Walk. Walk walk along the edge of the Stiperstones to Shelve and Flenny Bank.
  • 6 mile Mucklewick Walk. This walk leads you through quiet borderland onto Mucklewick Hill and through Nipstone Nature Reserve.
  • Nipstone Nature Reserve – stop at the Bog Visitor Centre. The volunteers at the Centre will be able to point you in the right direction for this nature reserve. You want to be heading south on a small lane from the Centre. Look out for the alpaca’s grazing in the fields on your right. The entrance to Nipstone is ahead on your left.


Stiperstones Village & walks Stop here for the popular Stiperstones Inn and village shop.